1. One who, or that which, strikes; specifically, a blacksmith's helper who wieds the sledge.

2. A harpoon; also, a harpooner. Wherever we come to an anchor, we always send out our strikers, and put out hooks and lines overboard, to try fish. (Dampier)

3. A wencher; a lewd man.

4. A workman who is on a strike.

5. A blackmailer in politics; also, one whose political influence can be bought.

6. A utensel that has a rock to strike the metal it is used in a laboratory to start a bunsen burner

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